Deploy Alert Logic Extended Endpoint Protection

Extended Endpoint Protection is built to provide value and scale immediately. You can silently install the agent on many endpoints in minutes using any tool that supports deploying EXE or MSI files, including system management tools. Once you deploy Extended Endpoint Protection, the endpoints automatically register, and you can manage them in the Alert Logic console.

Install Alert Logic Extended Endpoint Protection

The Extended Endpoint Protection installer is available in the Alert Logic console on the Endpoints page.

Install Extended Endpoint Protection on Windows

To install Alert Logic Extended Endpoint Protection for Windows:

  1. Browse to the Endpoints page, under the Endpoint Protection tab in the Alert Logic console.
  2. Click ADD ENDPOINTS.
  3. Click DOWNLOAD under Alert Logic Endpoint Protection for Windows.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen, and then install Extended Endpoint Protection  on your machine.
  5. Do not shut down the endpoint for five minutes after installation. If you shut down the machine too quickly after installation, an Endpoint Error could appear in the Alert Logic console. You can resolve the error by powering on the machine.
  6. Confirm that your new endpoint appears on the Endpoints page in the Alert Logic console.
  7. (Optional) You can subscribe to the Service Status page and all appropriate components, including Extended Endpoint Protection, in the Alert Logic console. For more information about the Service Status page and subscribing to notifications, see Service Status.

You do not need to reinstall or upgrade the endpoint agent to benefit from future software updates. Alert Logic continuously and automatically updates the agent to ensure that you have the latest features and strongest protection.

Install Extended Endpoint Protection on macOS

To install Alert Logic Extended Endpoint Protection for macOS version 10.13 (High Sierra) or higher:

  1. Browse to the Endpoints page, under the Endpoint Protection tab in the Alert Logic console.
  2. Click ADD ENDPOINTS.
  3. Click DOWNLOAD under Alert Logic Endpoint Protection for Mac.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen, and then install Extended Endpoint Protection  on your machine.
  5. After installation, a dialog box will state that the extension was blocked. Click Open Security Preferences in the dialog box to open Security & Privacy preferences.
    Alert Logic is aware that the messages list Barkly Protects, Inc. as the developer and is in the process of renaming it to Alert Logic.
  6. If you do not see the dialog box, you must manually browse to System Preferences on your system to open Security & Privacy preferences.
  7. Toward the bottom of the Security & Privacy window, next to System software from developer “Barkly Protects, Inc.” was blocked from loading, click Allow.
  8. Confirm that your new endpoint appears on the Endpoints page in the Alert Logic console.
  9. (Optional) You can subscribe to the Service Status page and all appropriate components, including Extended Endpoint Protection, in the Alert Logic console. For more information about the Service Status page and subscribing to notifications, see Service Status.

You do not need to reinstall or upgrade the endpoint agent to benefit from future software updates. Alert Logic continuously and automatically updates the agent to ensure that you have the latest features and strongest protection.

Mass deployments

If you want to deploy Extended Endpoint Protection to multiple endpoints at once, Alert Logic provides several options.

Deploy using the EXE file

You can use your system management tool to distribute the installer the same way you currently distribute patches. If you use SCCM or other tools, you can run the executable file on the target machines directly and silently without the need for a restart.

Make sure you know the name of the installer for your organization, and type the following command into an administrative Windows command prompt:

AL-Endpoint-Protection-Installer-[Organization].exe /C:"msiexec /i alertlogic.msi /quiet /norestart"

Deploy using the MSI file

Do not change the name of alertlogic.msi. Renaming the MSI file may disrupt updates.

You can deploy Extended Endpoint Protection using the MSI file, but do not rename it.

To use an MSI to deploy Extended Endpoint Protection, extract the MSI file from the Alert Logic installer.

Make sure you know the name and file path for the installer, and type the following commands into an administrative Windows command prompt:

mkdir C:\extract

C:\path\to\AL-Endpoint-Protection-Installer-[Organization].exe /C /T:C:\extract

This extracts the MSI file to "C:\extract".

You can run the MSI on the target machines directly and silently without the need for a restart. Type the following command into an administrative Windows command prompt:

msiexec /i alertlogic.msi /quiet /norestart

Using a shared drive

You can save the Alert Logic installer on a shared drive so that users in your network can download and install it on their own devices. While Alert Logic auto-updates an older version to the current version, we recommend you download the latest installer to share.

VDI settings

If you have a VDI environment, you can mark an endpoint as the VDI master image.